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  1. ETHNIC SPORTS IN THE UK AND ABROAD Wk 11 Contemp Studies yr 12

  2. An intro • Ethnic sports stem from old mob games, they still carry many of the old characteristics, such as limited rules and violence. • These games tend to be held annually as part of a festival, rather than as a common pastime. Contemp Studies yr 12

  3. European ethic sports Contemp Studies yr 12

  4. Modern Day Examples • Highland games come under the category of ethnic sports, they are steeped in history and culture and have remained largely unchanged. • Ash Bourne mob football • Cheese rolling • Hurling in Cornwall Contemp Studies yr 12

  5. The Dangerous world of cheese chasing Contemp Studies yr 12

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  7. Why do these sports still exist? F I T S ESTIVAL SOLATED RADITIONAL / TOURISM OCIAL Contemp Studies yr 12

  8. Highland Games Athletics meetings Rural festivals Comparable to the Basque games of Spain and southern France (pellota) Highland Games Track and field events Tossing the caber Emerged from the struggles and developments of Scottish society, linked to the and their constant battles with the English over land (think Braveheart) Contemp Studies yr 12

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  11. Hurling in Cornwall Used sticks Violent Large numbers Lets off steam Few rules Hurling Men only Working class Shinty was a similar game found in Wales Contemp Studies yr 12

  12. Pre industrial mob football Contemp Studies yr 12

  13. Mob Football Today Contemp Studies yr 12

  14. Mob Football • The annual game of mob football takes place in Asbourne, Kent. Unskilled Violent Unlimited number of players Lets off steam Asbourne Game Few rules Men only Working class • The idea of the game is to get the ball from one end of the village to another, before the opposition, in whatever way possible!! Contemp Studies yr 12

  15. Devonian Wrestling Roots of the game are in the counties of Devon and Cornwall. Unskilled Violent Unlimited number of players Lets off steam Few rules Wrestling Men only Working class . Contemp Studies yr 12

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